Nov
1
Wed
Help Give Toys for Tots at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm
Help Give Toys for Tots at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Help a child in the area enjoy a nicer Christmas!  The Battleship is partnering with the US Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” Program.  People who bring in a new toy or game to donate to Toys for Tots can get a 20% discount off their tour purchase.  The program will run through Dec. 21.  So bring in your new toys and games, and give a child in the area a better Holiday Season!

Dec
5
Tue
Camden & Gloucester Counties’ Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Camden & Gloucester Counties' Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

All veterans are invited to attend a special ceremony to remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, presented by the Camden and Gloucester County Freeholders, at 10:30am on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The ceremony, which will take place on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship, will feature keynote remarks by Con. Donald Norcross, 1st District, NJ, musical performances by Eastern High School Band, singer Maria DiSciullo, and bugler Greg Murphy, a 21 Gun Salute by Marine Corps League 1775 Detachment, salutes to veterans and a wreath presentation to remember those killed in the Pearl Harbor attack.  Battleship Board of Trustee Member Perry Levine will receive the Peter Molnar Award, presented to a veteran helping other veterans.

The event is free to attend and there will also be complimentary coffee and hot chocolate, courtesy of the Camden County Canteen. Free parking, provided by the Camden Parking Authority, in Lot #1, across from BB&T Pavilion, and shuttle service, donated by South Jersey Transportation Authority, will be available.

Dec
7
Thu
Pearl Harbor Day Fly-Over and Wreath Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Pearl Harbor Day Fly-Over and Wreath Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship New Jersey will remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a T-6 Texan Trainer propeller planes fly over, followed by the casting of a memorial wreath upon the Delaware River and the playing of TAPS.  The fly-over, weather permitting, will take place at 9am and the wreath casting and TAPS will take place on the forecastle (forward deck).  All guests are invited on the forecastle to attend.

To see the T-6 Texan plane, check out this video:  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=utube+texan+flight+reading+air+show&view=detail&mid=6B8BB1DC616FEA79DEB26B8BB1DC616FEA79DEB2&FORM=VIRE

75th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 7 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
75th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship New Jersey will host a ceremony to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey on December 7 at 1:45pm on the Fantail. This ceremony is free for guest to attend and will feature the ceremonial casting of a rope to the Tugboat Jupiter and will conclude with the shooting of the recently installed Quad 40 Gun.

Dec
8
Fri
Army vs. Navy in Tug-of-War Competition at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Army vs. Navy in Tug-of-War Competition at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Cadets from Army will face off with students from the Midshipmen from Navy during a Tug-of-War competition on the pier of the Battleship New Jersey on Friday, Dec. 8 at 3pm.  Guests are welcome to attend the competition for free on the pier.

The Tug-of-War is part of the annual Patriot Games — a two-day, five-event competition between teams of Cadets and the Midshipmen that take place in various Philadelphia landmarks.  Other events scheduled are a Rocky Relay, December 8 at 8:30am at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Leadership Reaction Course at the National Constitution Center at 10 AM, the Pull-Up Challenge, December 8 at noon at The Shops at Liberty Place; and the finale on Saturday, with the Stadium Obstacle Relay, December 9 at 1:15pm at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Patriot Games lead up to the annual Army vs Navy football game on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Past Tug-of-Wars at the Battleship also featured both academies’ bands, spirit squads, mascots and even an Army tank!

Dec
9
Sat
Breakfast with Santa Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

For an unforgettable holiday treat, come enjoy breakfast with Santa on the Battleship New Jersey, Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9am.

Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Hashbrown Potatoes, Cereal, Homemade Danish, Orange Juice, Coffee, Tea, Decaf, Hot Chocolate Station with all condiments– all served from the Chowline, the same way it was served to sailors of the USS New Jersey.

They’ll also be some great prizes, face painting, a tour of the Battleship and the opportunity to have your photo with Santa

Tickets are $18 for children under 12 and $24 for adults.  For tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

Dec
16
Sat
“U-Boat Assault on America” Author Presentation, Sat., Dec. 16 @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
"U-Boat Assault on America" Author Presentation, Sat., Dec. 16 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
Author Ken Brown will do a presentation on his book, “U-boat Assault on America,” in the Officers’ Wardroom on Saturday, December 16 from 10am to 2pm. The presentation is free for anyone taking a tour of the Battleship.
 
Ken Brown has had a long fascination with naval history and has been conducting research on U-boats off the East Coast of America for more than three years. He has had articles published in World at War Magazine on unrestricted submarine warfare by the United States in WWII, and on the loss of SS Normandie. He lives in New York and this is his first book.
 
The “Second Happy Time” was the informal name given to the phase of the battle of the Atlantic when German U-boats attacked both merchant and U.S. naval vessels along America’s east coast. With tankers burning and petrol rationing in New York City, the U.S. Navy seemed powerless to stop the deprivations of Hitler’s marauding U-boats.
Ken Brown seeks to explain how the United States responded to these deadly assaults and looks at the steps that the Navy Department took to train the men, harness the scientists, and make the organizational changes that were required to defeat the German threat.
 
Mr. Brown will have some books for sale and will sign them for guests on Saturday.
 
For more information or to buy the book online, visit: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/U-Boat-Assault-on-America-Hardback/p/13577
Dec
31
Sun
Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks from the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 31 2017 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 1:00 am
Watch New Year's Eve Fireworks from the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship will open her decks on New Year’s Eve for guests to watch the 6pm or Midnight Fireworks shows over the Delaware River.  We’ll have music, food concessions and bar service. We open her decks two hours before each show – 4pm for the 6pm fireworks show and 10pm for the midnight show.  Come aboard for just a $10 donation per person.  All proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

Fire the 5-inch gun at the conclusion of the 6pm and Midnight Fireworks! We’ll offer chances for guests to pull the trigger and fire this historic gun on New Year’s Eve!

Tickets are available by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108, or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office, open every day from 9:30am to 3pm, except Christmas Day, and prior to both the 6pm and Midnight shows on New Year’s Eve.

Both New Year’s Eve fireworks shows are free to Battleship Members.

Tickets for 6 PM Show

Tickets for Midnight Show

Feb
1
Thu
Bowling for the Battleship! @ Pinsetter's Bowl
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bowling for the Battleship! @ Pinsetter's Bowl  | Pennsauken Township | New Jersey | United States

Come out and roll some for the Battleship!  We’ll be bowling at Pinsetter’s Bowl in Merchantville, NJ on Feb. 1 from 7pm to 10pm.  Just a $25 donation includes unlimited bowling for the three hours, shoes and a hot dinner.  There’s also a bar there, but you are on your own for drinks!

Tickets are available at the Battleship Ticket office, online, or by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 107 or 108.

Mar
9
Fri
BB62 OPEN for tours from 9:30am – 3:00pm
Mar 9 all-day

We are back OPEN for tours today. Battleship New Jersey is sorry for any inconvenience due to the stormy weather. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Mar
22
Thu
Twilight Adult Tour of the Battleship for March 22 Has Been Cancelled @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Tour of the Battleship for March 22 Has Been Cancelled @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Due to the snow storm, the Twilight adult tour scheduled for March 22 had been cancelled.  Please consult this website over the next few days for the next scheduled Twilight Tour.

 

Mar
24
Sat
Kids: Win a Prize at the Rubber Duck Pond in the Gift Shop This Weekend! @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day
Kids: Win a Prize at the Rubber Duck Pond in the Gift Shop This Weekend! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Kids:  Win a prize when you pull the Battleship’s rubber duck – our very own Captain Quack — from the pond, or in our case; a large bucket!  Each Captain Quack is worth a prize, including Battleship Dog Tags. Beach Balls, postcards or pencils.  The contest will take place in the Gift Shop of the Battleship and will run Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, respectively, as well as Easter Weekend.

Also, all kids who stop in the Battleship Gift Shop will get a free Easter Marshmallow Peep, courtesy of Just Born Candies! Good while supplies last.

Mar
30
Fri
Spring Fling Family Fun Day, Friday, March 30 @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring Fling Family Fun Day, Friday, March 30 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

On Friday, March 30, families can enjoy a special price for a Fire Power Tour of the Battleship.  Just $50 for families of three or four* from 10am to 2pm.

Plus, we’ll have face painting, temporary tattoos and balloon creations for all kids in the Wardroom, part of the Fire Power Tour!

To buy tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext, 108.

Apr
8
Sun
Atco Battles Alzheimer’s 4 on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Atco Battles Alzheimer's 4 on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience music from bands including Lecompt, The Blitz, The Deck Band, Ginger on the Roxx, 99 Reasons, Who Knows? Band and One Hot Mess, live on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship on Sunday, April 8 from noon to 7pm.

Guests also receive a self-guided tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship!

Tickets are just $20 per person and can be purchased at EventBrite.com, keyword: Atco, and at the Battleship’s Ticket Office. Food concessions and a cash bar will be available.

All proceeds go to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter and the Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial.

Apr
20
Fri
Comcast Cares Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Comcast Cares Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
 Employees from Comcast offices in the Philadelphia area will spend Friday, April 20 at the Battleship — not to take a tour, but rather to volunteer to paint, chip, clean, landscape, and more on and around the ship.
 Last year, several hundred Comcast employees helped the Battleship with several projects, including moving the mooring lines off the pier.
 The board, staff and volunteers of the Battleship salutes and thanks all Comcast employees for volunteering to help the Big J!